Press release

Foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during September 2015

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during September 2015 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Survey and Inspection

During September, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Two vessels remained under detention from previous months and five vessels were released during September. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of September.

  1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.

  2. The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as Thetis. This allows the ships of flags with poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.

  3. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable Convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If the deficiency is so serious that it has to be rectified before departure, then the ship may be detained.

  4. All deficiencies should be rectified before departure if at all possible.

  5. When applicable, the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on Mandatory Surveys for the safe operation of regular Ro-Ro ferry and high speed passenger craft services (1999/35/EU).

Notes on the list of detentions

  • Full details of the ship. The accompanying detention list shows ship’s name, the flag state and the ship’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it.
  • Company. The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate (SMC) or if there is no SMC, then the party otherwise believed to be responsible for the safety of the ship at the time of inspection.
  • Classification Society. The list shows the Classification Society responsible for classing the ship only.
  • Recognised Organisation. Responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates on behalf of the Flag State
  • White (WL), Grey (GL) and Black lists (BL) are issued by the Paris MoU on 01 July each year and shows the performance of flag State.

Ships Detained in September 2015

  • Date and Place of Detention: 25 September 2015, Ipswich.
  • Vessel Name: NIHAL
  • GT: 3790
  • IMO No: 8918435
  • Flag: COOK ISLANDS (Black List)
  • Company: DMV Denizcilik Ltd
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation: NKK / Cook Islands
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Cook Islands
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Cook Islands
  • Summary: nineteen deficiencies with seven grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Missing Y
10116 - Nautical publications Not updated Y
05115 - Radio log (diary) Not as required  
05118 - Operation of GMDSS equipment Lack of familiarity  
11124 - Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not particularly maintained Y
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
01218 - Medical certificate Missing  
11124 - Embarkation arrangement survival craft Not properly maintained Y
04114 - Emergency source of power - Emergency generator Not as required Y
07106 - Fire detection and alarm system Inoperative Y
07118 - International shore-connection Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
09233 - Guards - fencing around dangerous machinery parts Missing  
07199 - Other (fire safety) Other  
18407 - Lighting (Working spaces) Damaged  
02120 - Marking of IMO number Not as required  
02105 - Steering gear Not properly tested  
07116 - Ventilation (Machinery spaces) Not as required  
15150 - ISM Not as required Y

This vessel was still detained on 30 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of Detention: 10 September 2015, Tyne.
  • Vessel Name: WOOD SPIRIT
  • GT: 362
  • IMO No: 4906410
  • Flag: SIERRA LEONE (Black List)
  • Company: N/A
  • Classification Society: International Register of Shipping (IRS)
  • Recognised Organisation: IRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: N/A
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: N/A
  • Summary: eighteen deficiencies with five grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01199 - Other (certificates) Other  
05199 - Other (Radio Communications) Other  
01202 - Certificate for rating for watch-keeping Missing Y
01113 - Minimum Safe Manning Document Invalid  
01306 - Shipboard working arrangements Missing  
Maximum hours of work or minimum hours of rest Entries Missing  
01214 - Endorsement by flag state Missing Y
05116 - Operation/ Maintenance Not as required  
10127 - Voyage or passenger plan Not as required  
05118 - Operation of GMDSS equipment Lack of familiarity  
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, castings Not as required Y
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required  
18407 - Lighting (Work spaces) Insufficient  
07123 - Operation of Fire protection systems Lack of familiarity  
01204 - Certificate of personnel on tankers Missing Y
03111 - Cargo ports and other similar openings Not as required Y
18420 - Cleanliness of engine room Not as required  
02105 - Steering gear Not as required  

This vessel was released on the 18 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of Detention: 08 September 2015, Belfast.
  • Vessel Name: AMIRA LOLA
  • GT: 2936
  • IMO No: 8300157
  • Flag: COMOROS (Black List)
  • Company: EL-AMIRA For Maritime Agencies, Egypt
  • Classification Society: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
  • Recognised Organisation: RMRS, Venezuela Register of Shipping (VRS)
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: VRS
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: VRS
  • Summary: Nine deficiencies with five grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
01140 - Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (Part I and II) Missing Y
01220 - Seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) Not as required Y
01331 - Collective bargaining agreement Not Available Y
01329 - Report of inspection on MLC,2006 Incomplete  
01139 - Maritime Labour Certificate See comment * Y
01137 - Civil liability for Bunker oil pollution damage cert Invalid  
10106 - Compass correction log Missing  
11131 - On board training and instructions Lack of training Y
15150 - ISM Not as required  
  • ‘Owner’ not consistent on all MLC Documentation

This vessel was released on the 17 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of Detention: 04 September 2015, Liverpool.
  • Vessel Name: WISLA
  • GT: 9815
  • IMO No: 8901585
  • Flag: VANUATU (Grey List)
  • Company: Primo-Faro Ltd
  • Classification Society: Poliski Register
  • Recognised Organisation: Shipping Register of Ukraine
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Shipping Register of Ukraine
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Shipping Register of Ukraine
  • Summary: five deficiencies with one grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
18203 - Wages Missing Y
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Inoperative  
07114 - Remote Means of control (opening, pumps, ventilation, etc.) Machinery spaces Inoperative  
18324 - Cold room, cold room cleanliness, cold room temperature Not as required  

This vessel was released on the 16 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of Detention: 04 September 2015, Ipswich.
  • Vessel Name: FAST WIL
  • GT: 13911
  • IMO No: 8404458
  • Flag: VANUATU (Grey List)
  • Company: Fast Baltic Sp Z.O.O
  • Classification Society: BV
  • Recognised Organisation: BV
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: BV
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: BV
  • Summary: nineteen deficiencies with nine grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
11128 - Line-throwing appliance Missing Y
10101 - Pilot ladders and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Unsafe Y
11116 - Distress flares Insufficient Y
10111 - Charts Not updated Y
10111 - Charts Expired Y
01307 - Maximum hours of work or minimum hours of rest Not as required  
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required  
05115 - Radio log (diary) Not as required  
10105 - Magnetic compass Not readable  
11118 - Lifejackets incl. provision and disposition Not properly marked  
11131 - On board training and instructions Missing instructions Y
18318 - Food temperature Not as required  
07105 - Fire doors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Not as required  
14501 - Garbage shipboard handling Lack of familiarity  
04118 - Enclosed space entry and rescue drills Lack of training Y
07123 - Operation of Fire protection systems Lack of familiarity  
04108 - Muster list Lack of familiarity Y
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest False  
15150 - ISM Not as required Y

This vessel was released on the 10 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of Detention: 02 September 2015, Royal Portbury.
  • Vessel Name: YILDIZLAR 2
  • GT: 49865
  • IMO No: 9145695
  • Flag: TURKEY (White List)
  • Company: Pasifik Lojistiks Grubu
  • Classification Society: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: NKK
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NKK
  • Summary: eleven deficiencies with three grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
04118 - Enclosed space entry and rescue drills Lack of training  
07113 - Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required Y
07111 - Personal equipment for fire safety Not as required  
04109 - Fire drills Lack of training  
11101 - Lifeboats Not ready for use  
11132 - Maintenance and inspections Not properly maintained  
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Improperly fitted  
04110 - Abandon ship drills Lack of training  
14104 - Oil filtering equipment Not properly maintained  
15150 - ISM Not as required Y
11112 - Launching arrangements for survival craft Not as required Y

This vessel was released on the 07 September 2015.

DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

  • Date and Place of Detention: 26 January 2015, Liverpool Dock, Liverpool.
  • Vessel Name: DORIS T
  • GT: 1973
  • IMO No: 7626748
  • Flag: ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (White List)
  • Company: Interscan Schiffahrt-SG Esillschaft, Hamburg.
  • Classification Society: BV
  • Recognised Organisation: BV / GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: GL
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: BV
  • Summary: eighteen deficiencies with six grounds for detention
Defective Item Nature of Defect Ground for Detention
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not properly maintained  
03108 - Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not properly maintained  
13108 - Operation of machinery Lack of familiarity  
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
10111 - Charts Expired Y
10127 - Voyage or passage plan Not as required Y
11101 - Lifeboats Not properly maintained  
10199 - Other (navigation) Other  
01308 - Records of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest Incorrect entries  
11117 - Lifebuoys incl. provision and disposition Not as required  
01138 - International Energy Efficiency Certificate Missing  
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Y
02111 - Beams, frames, floors-corrosion Corroded Y
02113 - Hull - cracking Not as required Y
07109 - Fixed fire extinguishing installation Not as required  
18418 - Winches & capstans Not properly maintained  
15150 - ISM Not as required Y
01138 - International Energy Efficiency Certificate Missing  

This vessel was still detained on 30 September 2015.

  • Date and Place of detention: 4 March 2010, Lowestoft
  • Vessel Name: CIEN PORCIENTO (General Cargo)
  • GT: 106
  • IMO No: 8944446
  • Flag: Unregistered
  • Company: Open Window Inc
  • Classification Society: Unclassed
  • Recognised Organisation: Not applicable
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Not applicable
  • Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Not applicable
  • Summary: Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detention

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Published 16 October 2015